Friday, December 12, 2008

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Unusual New Orleans Snowfall
A rare snowfall blanketed south Louisiana and parts of Mississippi Thursday, closing schools, government offices and bridges, triggering crashes on major highways and leaving thousands of people without power.
Up to 8 inches of snow was reported in parts of Louisiana. Snow also covered a broad swath of Mississippi, including the Jackson area, and closed schools in more than a dozen districts.
New Orleans' last snowfall, in 2004, was a dusting. The National Weather Service said the previous date for measurable snowfall in New Orleans was Dec. 22, 1989.
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Man, accused of spraying fox urine on teen pranksters
A 50-year-old rural Willmar man pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a homecoming week incident that allegedly included spraying toilet-papering teens with a squirt gun filled with fox urine.
He allegedly said he was fed up with his house being toilet-papered and had taken matters into his own hands. He was out along his property line the night before, between 10:30 and 11 p.m., and observed 15 to 20 people running toward his place through a soybean field. His observation was made through night vision goggles he had received from his son who served in the military. He said he told the group to leave, swore at them and sprayed them with a "supersoaker" squirt gun filled with fox urine.

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